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What is “eye of newt”?

What is “eye of newt”?

Why is October the 10th month of the year not the 8th?

What is the horsepower of one horse?

What is the horsepower of one horse?

How ‘deep’ is 20,000 leagues?

How ‘deep’ is 20,000 leagues?

What’s the difference between jail, prison, and penitentiary?

What’s the difference between jail, prison, and penitentiary?

What’s the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard?

What state of matter is Jell-O in?

What state of matter is Jell-O in?

Which came first, M&Ms or Smarties?

Which came first, M&Ms or Smarties?

Which came first – chess or checkers?

Why are Wham-o flying discs called Frisbees?

Why are Wham-o flying discs called Frisbees?

How did people open cans before can openers were invented?

How did people open cans before can openers were invented?

What do they call turkey in Turkey?

What do they call turkey in Turkey?

Which was named first, Pluto the dog or Pluto the planet?

Which came first – the match or the lighter?

Which came first – the match or the lighter?

Which came first – Burger King or Dairy Queen?

Which came first – Burger King or Dairy Queen?

Is it “chomping at the bit” or “champing at the bit”?

Is it “chomping at the bit” or “champing at the bit”?

Why do dump trucks say “do not push” on the back?

Why do dump trucks say “do not push” on the back?

Which came first – field hockey or ice hockey?

Which came first – field hockey or ice hockey?

How much is a butt-load?

Kramer’s name on Seinfeld wasn’t originally Kramer. What was it?

Kramer’s name on Seinfeld wasn’t originally Kramer. What was it?

Who’s older, Gary Oldman or Gary Numan?

Who’s older, Gary Oldman or Gary Numan?

What’s the difference between an outlaw, a bandit, and a crook?

What’s the difference between an outlaw, a bandit, and a crook?

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

Why do we say “beforehand” but not “afterhand”?

Why is the fall season also called autumn?

Why is the fall season also called autumn?

How did Lynyrd Skynyrd get their name?

How did Lynyrd Skynyrd get their name?

What material was Mr. Potato Head originally made from?

What material was Mr. Potato Head originally made from?

What two parts make up the word helicopter?

What two parts make up the word helicopter?

Did Coca-Cola originally contain cocaine?

Did Coca-Cola originally contain cocaine?

Which way do helicopter blades rotate?

Which way do helicopter blades rotate?

What is the tallest mountain on earth?

What is the tallest mountain on earth?

What is an “REO Speedwagon”?

What is an “REO Speedwagon”?

What’s special about Agloe, NY?

What’s special about Agloe, NY?

When and where was the fastest recorded temperature change?

When and where was the fastest recorded temperature change?

If you buy 1 million Lotto Max tickets, what are your odds of winning?

If you buy 1 million Lotto Max tickets, what are your odds of winning?

Why did Gene Roddenberry write lyrics to the Star Trek theme then not use them?

Why did Gene Roddenberry write lyrics to the Star Trek theme then not use them?

Why do we go to hell “in a handbasket”?

Why do we go to hell “in a handbasket”?

From where did Engelbert Humperdinck get his name?

From where did Engelbert Humperdinck get his name?

On which continent would you find Hawaii?

On which continent would you find Hawaii?

Why do we say “big brown dog” instead of “brown big dog”?

Which orange was named first, the fruit or the colour?

Which orange was named first, the fruit or the colour?

Where did the song Mahna Mahna make its debut?

Where did the song Mahna Mahna make its debut?

What was the last letter added to the alphabet?

What connects Stanley Kubrick, JRR Tolkien, and The Beatles?

Do partridges live in pear trees?

Do partridges live in pear trees?

Which came first – the electric car or the gasoline car?

How long is an eon?

Why does Tim Hortons restaurant have no apostrophe?

Why does Tim Hortons restaurant have no apostrophe?

How far was Willie Mays from home plate when he made “The Catch”?

How far was Willie Mays from home plate when he made “The Catch”?

What Canadian political party famously vowed to repeal the law of gravity?

What Canadian political party famously vowed to repeal the law of gravity?

Why do kids “trick or treat” on Halloween?

Why do kids “trick or treat” on Halloween?

What is a camelopard?

What is a camelopard?

What is the name of Frankenstein’s monster?

What is the name of Frankenstein’s monster?

What average speed is required in order to go Around the World in 80 Days?

What average speed is required in order to go Around the World in 80 Days?

Why can’t you own a single Guinea Pig in Switzerland?

What do they call Danish pastries in Denmark?

Why isn’t there a cartoon “sailor man” in Popeyes restaurant marketing?

Why isn’t there a cartoon “sailor man” in Popeyes restaurant marketing?

What do they call French toast in France?

What do they call French toast in France?

Why does February have 28 days?

Why do bullfighters use red capes?

Why do bullfighters use red capes?

What is a fatal dose of bananas?

What is a fatal dose of bananas?

What was the longest war in history?

What was the longest war in history?

What are the Seven Seas?

Who was Jethro Tull?

Who was Jethro Tull?

Why do we call successful movies blockbusters?

Why do we call successful movies blockbusters?

Why is the same side of the moon always facing earth?

Why is the same side of the moon always facing earth?

Why don’t printers use the primary colours, red, blue, and yellow?

Why don’t printers use the primary colours, red, blue, and yellow?

What is a wisdom biscuit?

Is Sodium Pentothal real and is it actually a truth serum?

Is Sodium Pentothal real and is it actually a truth serum?

What’s the difference between an idiot, an imbecile, and a moron?

What’s the difference between an idiot, an imbecile, and a moron?

What’s the difference between obliged and obligated?

What is the highest-scoring Scrabble word?

What is the highest-scoring Scrabble word?

Why do we say soccer instead of football in North America?

What are close encounters of the first and second kind?

Why is a big purple vegetable called an eggplant?

Why is a big purple vegetable called an eggplant?

When was the longest year in history?

When was the longest year in history?

Why is there no E grade?

Why is there no E grade?

Why are non-drinkers called teetotalers?

Why are non-drinkers called teetotalers?

Why don’t woodchucks chuck wood?

Why don’t woodchucks chuck wood?

Why isn’t ATM an acronym?

What’s the difference between a frog and a toad?

What’s the difference between a frog and a toad?

Which came first – the Chicken McNugget or the Egg McMuffin?

Which came first – the Chicken McNugget or the Egg McMuffin?

Where is Old Zealand?

Where is Old Zealand?

Who’s idea was it to put pineapple on pizza?

Who’s idea was it to put pineapple on pizza?

What is a “Foo Fighter”?

What is a “Foo Fighter”?

Which is correct – “octopuses”, “octopi” or something else?

Which is correct – “octopuses”, “octopi” or something else?

Who was Chef Boyardee?

Who was Chef Boyardee?

How far can porcupines shoot their quills?

How far can porcupines shoot their quills?

What colour is neon light?

What colour is neon light?

Why isn’t it the Toronto Maple Leaves?

Why isn’t it the Toronto Maple Leaves?

Why “polka” dots?

Why “polka” dots?

Why do we say “Bob’s your uncle?”

Why do we say “Bob’s your uncle?”

What is a nibling?

What is a nibling?

Which came first – American or Canadian Thanksgiving?

Which is correct, down the pike or down the pipe?

Was Rolling Stone magazine named after The Rolling Stones?

Was Rolling Stone magazine named after The Rolling Stones?

What is a poop deck?

What is a poop deck?

Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand?

Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand?

Why did a Peppa Pig episode get banned in Australia?

Why did a Peppa Pig episode get banned in Australia?

Why do we say “close but no cigar”?

Why do we say “close but no cigar”?

If you skydive in the rain, which side of you gets wet?

If you skydive in the rain, which side of you gets wet?

Which “duck” came first: The action or the aquatic bird?

Which “duck” came first: The action or the aquatic bird?

Which came first, flammable or inflammable?

Which came first, flammable or inflammable?

Is there such a thing as a single shenanigan?

Is there such a thing as a single shenanigan?

What’s the difference between persons and people?

What’s the difference between persons and people?

How deep would the dimples be if the earth was a golf ball?

How deep would the dimples be if the earth was a golf ball?

What is Chevy Chase’s real name?

What is Chevy Chase’s real name?

Is a dog’s mouth cleaner than a human’s?

Is a dog’s mouth cleaner than a human’s?

Do sharks die if they stop moving?

Do sharks die if they stop moving?

What does “Auld Lang Syne” mean?

Which planet was originally known as “George”?

Which came first, the word “crap” or Thomas Crapper’s toilet innovations?

How many senses do humans have?

How many senses do humans have?

Why is Kansas City located in Missouri?

How many volumes would Wikipedia fill in print?

How many volumes would Wikipedia fill in print?

How big is a cubit?

How big is a cubit?

How did Def Leppard get their name?

How did Def Leppard get their name?

What’s the air pressure inside a commercial aircraft?

What’s the air pressure inside a commercial aircraft?

What is a semordnilap?

Why drop a ball at midnight on New Year’s Eve?

Why drop a ball at midnight on New Year’s Eve?

What’s the difference between a ship and a boat?

What’s the difference between a ship and a boat?

Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?

Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?

What is zero to the power of zero?

What is zero to the power of zero?

What was the name of The Beatles’ white album?

What percentage of the human body is made up of other organisms?

What is Yule?

What US states are Gotham and Metropolis in?

What US states are Gotham and Metropolis in?

What’s the difference between quarantine and isolation?

What state is home to Springfield from The Simpsons?

What state is home to Springfield from The Simpsons?

What’s up with tennis’s scoring system?

What’s up with tennis’s scoring system?

On which film is Airplane! based?

On which film is Airplane! based?

Which “second” came first, the unit of time or the place following first?

Do you have an idea for a Wisdom Biscuit?

Do you have an idea for a Wisdom Biscuit?

Why do we get wisdom teeth?

Why do we get wisdom teeth?

Where does the word quarantine come from?

What is the origin of Groundhog Day?

What is the origin of Groundhog Day?

Is “combobulated” a word?

What is a ‘fatberg’?

What is the origin of the word defenestration?

What is the origin of the word defenestration?

What is a quokka?

What is a quokka?

Is it “The” Ukraine or just Ukraine?

Is it “The” Ukraine or just Ukraine?

How does an exception prove a rule?

What’s the difference between cream, lotion, and ointment?

What’s the difference between cream, lotion, and ointment?

What’s the difference between a meteor and an asteroid?

What’s the difference between a meteor and an asteroid?

How do viruses jump from animals to humans?

What is the volume of a “ten gallon” hat?

What is the volume of a “ten gallon” hat?

What is Wi-Fi short for?

What is Wi-Fi short for?

What is an LA “Dodger”?

What is an LA “Dodger”?

Is there “zero-gravity” in space?

Is there “zero-gravity” in space?

Why does the CDC want you to hum Happy Birthday – twice?

Why does the CDC want you to hum Happy Birthday – twice?

In how many films did Michael Douglas play Batman?

In how many films did Michael Douglas play Batman?

What’s the difference between poison and venom?

What’s the difference between poison and venom?

Was Colonel Sanders a real colonel?

Was Colonel Sanders a real colonel?

Why do some refer to Toronto as the 6ix?

Why do some refer to Toronto as the 6ix?

Is a tarantula hawk an arachnid or a bird?

Is a tarantula hawk an arachnid or a bird?

What is brimstone?

What is brimstone?

When is a word opposite of itself?

Who was Rube Goldberg?

Who was Rube Goldberg?

What does the acronym Taser stand for?

What does the acronym Taser stand for?

Do non-human animals get cavities?

Are there any areas of unclaimed land left on earth?

What is Michael J. Fox’s middle name?

What is Michael J. Fox’s middle name?

Did you know you can get Wisdom Biscuits by email?

Did you know you can get Wisdom Biscuits by email?

What is a Pittsburgh Pirate?

What is a Pittsburgh Pirate?

Was Sputnik the first man-made object in space?

What’s the difference between a possum and an opossum?

What’s the difference between a possum and an opossum?

How long is a “moment”?

What is a single strand of spaghetti called?

Are redheads going extinct?

When to use palate, palette, and pallet?

Is the name Xmas a secular creation?

Is the name Xmas a secular creation?

What does a blobfish look like?

What does a blobfish look like?

When does “literally” really mean “figuratively”?

An interrobang‽ What the what‽

An interrobang‽ What the what‽

When was the first known use of OMG?

When was the first known use of OMG?

Does the medical symbol have one snake or two?

Does the medical symbol have one snake or two?

Why are poppies the symbol of Remembrance Day!

Why are poppies the symbol of Remembrance Day!

Is a scientific theory less certain than a scientific law?